Gold, Silver & Crystal arc (Adventures)
|Gold, Silver & Crystal|
The Pokédex holders of the third arc
The Gold, Silver & Crystal arc (Japanese: 金・銀・クリスタル編 Gold, Silver, & Crystal arc or 金・銀・水晶編 Gold, Silver, & Crystal arc), also referred to as The Third Chapter (Japanese: 第三章 The Third Chapter), is the third story arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga, consisting of seven volumes with ninety chapters, which makes it the longest completed arc of the series. It began serialization in December 1999, and ended in December 2002.
This arc features the journeys of Gold through Johto trying to at first search for the ones who stole his backpack and uncovers that the ones who stole his backpack are planning something. Two other new Trainers come into the plot of the story, Silver, whose life is tied in with the villains of this series, and Crystal, an average Pokémon Trainer with a staggering talent in catching Pokémon who later helps Professor Oak catch all the Pokémon to complete his Pokédex. Along with these three, the original the Pokédex holders come back to help these three along with Yellow. With their aid, the heroes of Johto set out to stop the resurrected Team Rocket and their enigmatic leader, the devastatingly powerful Masked Man.
- Gold meets Silver and they receive their starter Pokémon.
- Gold battles the Masked Man in Ilex Forest.
- An earthquake destroys Ecruteak City and the legendary beasts are set free.
- The Masked Man defeats Gold and Silver.
- Professor Oak sends Crystal to gather data on Pokémon.
- Suicune challenges various Gym Leaders throughout the two regions.
- Crystal first meets Eusine and later meets Gold and Silver.
- The Pokémon Association arranges a tournament for the Gym Leaders of the Kanto and Johto regions, but the Masked Man interferes.
- Gold, Silver, Crystal, Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow defeat the Masked Man and his henchmen.
The following Pokémon are obtained:
- Silver's Totodile (PS093)
- Gold's Cyndaquil, Exbo (PS093)
- Gold's Sunkern, Sunbo (PS099)
- Silver's Ursaring (PS102)
- Gold's Sudowoodo, Sudobo (PS106)
- Gold's Togepi, Togebo (PS107)
- Silver's Murkrow prior to (PS108)
- Silver's Horsea prior to (PS109)
- Silver's Gyarados (PS112)
- Blue's Rhydon (PS116)
- Blue's Exeggutor (PS116)
- Blue's Alakazam (PS116)
- Blue's Arcanine (PS116)
- Crystal's Chikorita, Megaree (PS118)
- Gold's Mantine, Tibo (PS148)
- Gold's Pichu, Pibu (PS178)
The following Pokémon evolve:
- Silver's Totodile into Croconaw (PS098)
- Gold's Cyndaquil into Quilava (PS108)
- Gold's Poliwag into Poliwhirl (PS109)
- Gold's Poliwhirl into Politoed (PS109)
- Silver's Horsea into Seadra prior to (PS109)
- Silver's Seadra into Kingdra (PS109)
- Red's Eevee into Espeon prior to (PS115)
- Blue's Scyther into Scizor prior to (PS115)
- Crystal's Chikorita into Bayleef (PS135)
- Gold's Quilava into Typhlosion (PS148)
- Silver's Croconaw into Feraligatr (PS148)
- Crystal's Bayleef into Meganium (PS148)
- Blue's Porygon into Porygon2 prior to (PS160)
- Gold's Sunkern into Sunflora (PS172)
No Gym Leaders are challenged.
- This arc was originally published as two separate arcs: the Gold & Silver arc (Japanese: 金 ・ 銀編 Gold & Silver chapter) and the Crystal arc (Japanese: クリスタル編 Crystal chapter), with the split occurring after Satoshi Yamamoto took over as the main illustrator.
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